Do you remember SNK Playmore? Retro gamers should instantly recall that name, seeing as they were the primary hardware and software developers to the Neo Geo line (now, proudly available on Nintendo’s Virtual Consoles). However, following a bankruptcy in the early 2000’s they had “pulled a Konami,” stopped creating games, and switched over to the pachinko slot machine business.
Why are we talking about them? According to Siliconera, SNK Playmore is moving away from the pachinko industry and is fully committed to creating console and mobile games with their existing IP (i.e., The King of Fighters, Metal Slug, and Samurai Spirits). There is no indication whether the Japanese company’s games will be heading to Nintendo consoles, however it would not be out of the question given their prior business history together.